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I'm Only Sleeping


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I'm Only Sleeping

Composer(s) : Lennon and McCartney
Year : 1966

Alan W. Pollack 's "Notes On" I'm Only Sleeping



Bm                          Em      D       G      D         F#7
D#m                         G#m     F#      B      F#        A#7
When I wake up early in the morning/lift my head   I'm still yawning

(you get the idea...)
D#m                         G#m   F#      B     F#      B       G#m
When I'm in the middle of a dream/Stay in bed   Float upstream

F#                   G#m               A#m              G#m
Please don't wake me/no don't shake me/leave me where I am

           F#maj7      G#m  (little bass thing G#/B/D#/B somewhere)
I'm only sleeping...

(bridge part, after verses 2 and 3 I believe...)
C#m7                  D#7               G#m
Keeping an eye on the world going by my window, taking my time

2. Everybody seems to think I'm lazy/I don't mind/I think they're crazy
   Running everywhere at such a speed/'til they find/There's no need
   Please don't spoil my day/I'm miles away/and after all
   I'm only sleeping...
3. Lying there and staring at the ceiling/Waiting for/a sleepy feeling

   Please don't spoil my day/I'm miles away/And after all
   I'm only sleeping...

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   RIFF 1:     RIFF 2:
E --------- ----------2---------
B --------- ----------3---------
G --------- ----------4-------4-
D ---0-4-0- ---0-4-0--4---0-4---
A -2------- -2--------2-2-------
E --------- ----------2---------



Ook op Yesterday and Today:

ChordsNotes On
Drive My Car Drive My Car
I'm Only Sleeping I'm Only Sleeping
Nowhere Man Nowhere Man
Doctor Robert Doctor Robert
Yesterday Yesterday
Act Naturally Act Naturally
And Your Bird Can Sing And Your Bird Can Sing
If I Needed Someone If I Needed Someone
We Can Work It Out We Can Work It Out
What Goes On What Goes On
Day Tripper Day Tripper

Ook op Revolver:

ChordsNotes On
Taxman Taxman
Yellow Submarine Yellow Submarine
Eleanor Rigby Eleanor Rigby
I'm Only Sleeping I'm Only Sleeping
Love You Too Love You Too
Here, There and Everywhere Here, There and Everywhere
She Said She Said She Said She Said
Good Day Sunshine Good Day Sunshine
And Your Bird Can Sing And Your Bird Can Sing
For No One For No One
Doctor Robert Doctor Robert
I Want to Tell You I Want to Tell You
Got to Get You into My Life Got to Get You into My Life
Tomorrow Never Knows Tomorrow Never Knows

Ook op Anthology 2:

ChordsNotes On
Real Love Real Love
Yes It Is (Takes 2 & 14)
I'm Down (Take 1)
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away (Takes 1, 2 & 5)
If You've Got Trouble (Take 1)
That Means A Lot (Take 1)
Yesterday (Take 1)
It's Only Love (Takes 2 & 3)
I Feel Fine (Live At Blackpool Night Out)
Ticket To Ride (Live At Blackpool Night Out)
Yesterday (Live At Blackpool Night Out)
Help! (Live At Blackpool Night Out)
Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby (Live At Shea Stadium)
Norwegian Wood (this Bird Has Flown) Take 1
I'm Looking Through You (Take 1)
12_bar Original (Edited Take 2)
Tomorrow Never Knows (Take 1)
Got To Get You Into My Life (Take 5)
And Your Bird Can Sing (Take 2)
Taxman (Take 11)
Eleanor Rigby (Strings Only)
I'm Only Sleeping (Rehearsal)
I'm Only Sleeping (Take 1)
Rock & Roll Music (Live At Nippon Budokan Hall)
She's A Woman (Live At Nippon Budokan Hall)
Strawberry Fields Forever (Home Demo)
Strawberry Fields Forever (Take 1)
Strawberry Fields Forever (Take 7 + edit piece)
Penny Lane (Take 9 Horn Overdub)
A Day In The Life (Takes 1, 2, 6 & Orchestra)
Good Morning Good Morning (Take 8)
Only A Northern Song (Takes 3 & 12)
Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! (Takes 1 and 2)
Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (Takes 6, 7 & 8)
Within You Without You (Instrumental)
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (reprise) (Take 5)
You Know My Name (Look Up the Number) You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)
I Am The Walrus (Take 16)
The Fool On The Hill (Demo)
Your Mother Should Know (Take 27)
The Fool On The Hill (Take 4)
Hello Goodbye (Take 16)
Lady Madonna (Takes 3 & 4)
Across The Universe (Take 2)

Ook op Anthology 2:

ChordsNotes On
Real Love Real Love
Yes It Is (Takes 2 & 14)
I'm Down (Take 1)
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away (Takes 1, 2 & 5)
If You've Got Trouble (Take 1)
That Means A Lot (Take 1)
Yesterday (Take 1)
It's Only Love (Takes 2 & 3)
I Feel Fine (Live At Blackpool Night Out)
Ticket To Ride (Live At Blackpool Night Out)
Yesterday (Live At Blackpool Night Out)
Help! (Live At Blackpool Night Out)
Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby (Live At Shea Stadium)
Norwegian Wood (this Bird Has Flown) Take 1
I'm Looking Through You (Take 1)
12_bar Original (Edited Take 2)
Tomorrow Never Knows (Take 1)
Got To Get You Into My Life (Take 5)
And Your Bird Can Sing (Take 2)
Taxman (Take 11)
Eleanor Rigby (Strings Only)
I'm Only Sleeping (Rehearsal)
I'm Only Sleeping (Take 1)
Rock & Roll Music (Live At Nippon Budokan Hall)
She's A Woman (Live At Nippon Budokan Hall)
Strawberry Fields Forever (Home Demo)
Strawberry Fields Forever (Take 1)
Strawberry Fields Forever (Take 7 + edit piece)
Penny Lane (Take 9 Horn Overdub)
A Day In The Life (Takes 1, 2, 6 & Orchestra)
Good Morning Good Morning (Take 8)
Only A Northern Song (Takes 3 & 12)
Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! (Takes 1 and 2)
Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (Takes 6, 7 & 8)
Within You Without You (Instrumental)
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (reprise) (Take 5)
You Know My Name (Look Up the Number) You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)
I Am The Walrus (Take 16)
The Fool On The Hill (Demo)
Your Mother Should Know (Take 27)
The Fool On The Hill (Take 4)
Hello Goodbye (Take 16)
Lady Madonna (Takes 3 & 4)
Across The Universe (Take 2)

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